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deleting files and encoding to smaller sizes

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by prakhar, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. prakhar

    prakhar Member

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    ok... this might sound stupid but anyways... i copied a copule of VCDs to my computer using ISO Buster with the option of extracting only M2F2 frames .... to prevent my son from watching them I renamed them to the extention .exe i can still watch them using mplayer2 or any other media player BUT I cannot rename or delete them... it gives me a file being used by another program error... i want to delete a few files (each take about 700 MB) and convert a few to DivX/XviD (or any other codec) so they take up less space but retain the original quality...

    what do i do??

    any help would be appreciated

    thanks in advance
     
  2. prakhar

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    ok... this might sound stupid but anyways... i copied a copule of VCDs to my computer using ISO Buster with the option of extracting only M2F2 frames .... to prevent my son from watching them I renamed them to the extention .exe i can still watch them using mplayer2 or any other media player BUT I cannot rename or delete them... it gives me a file being used by another program error... i want to delete a few files (each take about 700 MB) and convert a few to DivX/XviD (or any other codec) so they take up less space but retain the original quality...

    what do i do??

    any help would be appreciated

    thanks in advance
     
  3. prakhar

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    ooops sorry for double post
     
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    Close Explorer, open a DOS box.
    Move to the folder with those .exe's, and rename or delete.
     
  5. prakhar

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    thanks...i'm able to delete the files :)

    What can I do aabout compressing/encoding them??
     
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    Can't really be done. Divx/Xvid are already compressed. You could redo them in virtualdub, with a lower bitrate, but you're going to lose quality.
     
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    the movies are in mpg format the ones vcd's use... its NOT already in DivX or XviD . I want to encode them using a codec which will result in a better file size
     
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    Get virtualdub-mpg (not the regular virtualdub).
    It will open your mpeg, and allow you to convert to avi, using any codec on your system.
     
  9. shiroh

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    or virtualdubmod

    original virtualdub can handle mpeg1, which your vcd source is.
     

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